In 2005, Peter Mahnke, a resident of the English town of St. Margaret's, Middlesex, set up a community website . For the past seven years, he and a handful of local volunteers have been publishing regular updates about local events, parks, new businesses, weather, and train schedules.
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LEAKED: UK copyright lobby holds closed-door meetings with gov't to discuss national Web-censorship regimeA group of UK copyright lobbyists held confidential, closed-door meetings with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries to discuss a plan to allow industry groups to censor the Internet in the UK.
BANGKOK—Global companies are growing increasingly worried that Thailand's recent clampdown on Internet traffic might drag down the country's economic potential and make it more difficult to expand here. Internet monitoring laws introduced four years ago were designed to root out online fraud and boost e-commerce in this tropical Buddhist kingdom. But critics say the legislation is being used to police the Web for political content.
27 June 2011 Last updated at 14:08 ET
Governments fighting to stop the Arab Spring may be using Canadian software to censor the web. Authoritarian governments in the Middle East have been using software developed in Canada to block access to websites they find politically objectionable, says the head of an organization that studies human rights in the internet era.
Chez Google, la transparence constitue une valeur essentielle.
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Comme d'autres entreprises de communication et de technologie, Google reçoit régulièrement des demandes de suppression de contenu émanant d'organismes gouvernementaux ou de tribunaux à travers le monde.
Artists have lots of problems. We get plagiarised, ripped off by publishers, savaged by critics, counterfeited — and we even get our works copied by "pirates" who give our stuff away for free online. But no matter how bad these problems get, they're a distant second to the gravest, most terrifying problem an artist can face: censorship.
Eli Pariser on the Filter Bubble Eli Pariser explores how ideas move in the networked economy. As the board president of MoveOn.org , he pioneered many practices of online organizing.
Throughout most of the Middle East and North Africa, online censorship is the norm. The level of censorship varies; in Morocco, only a handful of sites relating to the Western Sahara, Google Earth, and Livejournal are deemed offencive enough to ban, while other countries – like Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria – filter the internet pervasively, banning political sites as well as social content.
Bientôt, la planète entière sera connectée à Internet. Pourtant, un internaute sur trois dans le monde n’a pas accès à un Web libre. Perçu à son démarrage dans les années 90 comme le symbole d’une liberté nouvelle, Internet est devenu, vingt ans plus tard, l’outil de communication le plus filtré et censuré .
China's not the only Internet bad boy; a new UN report (PDF) calls out even developed democracies for slapping restrictions on the Internet. An official appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council has released a new report on the state of online free speech around the world. In addition to calling attention to long-standing censorship problems in China, Iran, and other oppressive regimes, the report devotes a surprising amount of attention to speech restrictions in the developed world—and it singles out recently enacted "three strikes" laws in France and the United Kingdom that boot users off the Internet for repeated copyright infringement.